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  • NEWS ANALYSIS: A close look at statements by newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump may provide some comfort to the US technology industry, but it’s clear that some policies will change.

  • NEWS ANALYSIS: Avaya's bankruptcy is major news because it involves the world's largest and most widely installed legacy on-premises communications systems provider.

  • While security challenges often seem limitless, the resources that organizations have on hand to combat them are not. Security firm Trustwave issued a new report on Jan. 18 looking at the state of IT resources and staffing challenges titled, "Money, Minds and the Masses." The report is based on a survey of 147 IT security professionals, conducted by Osterman Research. The report concluded that it is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to find talented IT security staff. Even if an organization is able to find staff, 35 percent of survey respondents indicated that retaining IT security staff is a major challenge. The staffing issue is further complicated when existing staff lack essential skills, with 40 percent of respondents admitting their organizations have inadequate skills sets to deal with evolving and emerging security risks. When looking at potential IT staff, experience was rated as the most valuable attribute by 83 percent of respondents, outpacing certifications at 25 percent. This slide show will cover some of important findings of the Money, Minds and the Masses report.

  • Users now can get immediate access to the latest version of the Windows server and desktop for virtualization at no extra cost.

  • The U.S. Department of Labor warns that the lawsuit could cost Oracle multiple millions of dollars in federal IT contracts if it is found in litigation to be non-compliant to federal rules.

  • Litigation claims that Qualcomm used its market dominance in supplying processors used in smartphones to extract elevated royalties for patents.

  • In our rapidly globalizing business environment, enterprises often are spread across multiple international offices with remote workers distributed all over the map. Companies constantly are searching for new ways to accommodate these widely dispersed offices and remote workers while still maintaining a unified company culture. With a multitude of new office collaboration tools and cloud software, it's possible to work from almost anywhere. But it can be difficult to preserve some semblance of a tight-knit culture that successful companies value. "Out of sight, out of mind" still might be an issue for those who don't work at HQ. Thankfully, new platforms and applications are making it easier to boost company culture and bridge the distance between international team members. This eWEEK slide show, based on information from Scopely IT Manager Miguel Espinosa, explains how to bring remote workers together and ensure they stay productive and connected. Scopely, which has offices and partners in the United States, UK, Canada, Brazil and Romania, is a gaming and entertainment company.

  • Besides creating thousands of warehouse-related jobs, Amazon also is seeking engineers and software developers to keep its IT sharp.

  • This marks the first time any company or organization has earned more than 8,000 patents in one year, and the 24th consecutive year that IBM has been No. 1 on the list.

  • The U.S Department of Labor is suing Google to obtain more detailed employee compensation data, but the Web giant says the agency's demand is too broad and would reveal personal information.


  • There are still plenty of opportunities for the U.S. to remain an innovation leader, but the government and private sector have to see eye-to-eye on more things.

  • The current period of digital transformation needs to be understood not in terms of management problems, but in simple prescriptions.

  • Korea Fair Trade Commission charges that Qualcomm unfairly limited the access of competing chipset makers to its patents, among other unfair business practices.

  • When companies perform studies about the future of technology use in the business world, often they focus on the millennials, a generation of people currently between the ages of 21 and 35. However, there’s a new group—Generation Z—that technology designers and social scientists alike need to start thinking about. This generation, which is made up of people topping out at about age 20, are poised to make their presence felt in the corporate world and technology market. Although Gen Z members grew up in the same highly connected world as millennials, they have their own interests and desires, according to a new study from communications company 8x8. The vendor, which surveyed 1,000 full- and part-time workers, found that this latest generation of workers differs greatly from earlier generations in significant ways. And, as such, employers will have to appeal to Gen Z workers in somewhat different ways. From supporting wearable devices to snubbing landlines, companies will need to think carefully about the techniques they use to attract Gen Z talent. The following slide show will shed light on Gen Z’s IT workforce desires.

  • Google says that sometime in 2017 it's renewable energy purchases will equal all the power it consumes to run its data centers and offices worldwide.

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